Hi all.I am finishing my Engineering degree in a week’s time; I do not officially graduate until the end of March next year though. A couple of the guy I am good friends with and I decided that we…Continue
"A Scot owned bar that I frequent always sets a small pitcher of water next to a Scotch order. I asked about this and the bartender replied that a little water helps to "open up" the taste. So I tried the Scotch neat and then…"
"+1 on the Balvenie Doublewood - really fine scotch, even more so for the price. If you want something really special, try the Balvenie 21 year portwood is amazing.
With that said - I tend to prefer speyside scotches (honey/leather/vanilla/spice)…"
"My recommendation would be Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve.
You should be able to find it for around $50-$70 (It's $75 or so here in Canada).
An excellent bottle of scotch without breaking the bank too much.
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"Two easy sippers, which means they can and should be served neat (no ice, or water or chilled). They are also not too expensive and for my money hit the sweet spot of price to quality:
"Agreed. Go out and try some first. I didn't like scotch until I tried some 18 year Caol Ila. It's extremely smoky...kinda tastes smoked. That very prominent smoky flavor somehow eased me into the scotch taste."